Louisiana Association of Municipal Secretaries & Assistants
The Certified Municipal Assistant (CMA) Program
Through the Louisiana Association of Municipal Secretaries & Assistants (LAMSA), office personnel may pursue the CMA designation. LAMSA is a non-profit professional association made up of people just like you who deserve recognition and the opportunity for professional training designed to meet your needs. LAMSA is an affiliate of the Louisiana Municipal Association. Members include municipal secretaries and assistants to mayors, councils, department heads, and supervisors in towns and cities throughout Louisiana. Although the job responsibilities of its members vary, there is a common bond that unites this family of professionals. LAMSA is that bond and the CMA designation can make that bond even stronger.
Formed in August 1989, LAMSA keeps its members informed of their expanding or changing responsibilities, shared experiences, and improved work procedures by: providing a forum for networking, empowering its members to become more efficient and effective public servants; offering continuing education opportunities that increase job skills; and enhancing the professionalism of its members through a statewide certification program. This certification program will combine the knowledge and skills gained through practical work experience, formal education, professional development and job-related seminars.
How to Enroll:
Once you register as a participant to attend a LAMSA conference you are automatically enrolled in the CMA program. A record of your attendance is maintained by the LAMSA coordinator. After earning 100 education points and 50 experience points, you may submit your application. You will receive official recognition for achieving the CMA status and will be awarded a certification plaque. Once these requirements are met, candidacy is formally established upon receipt of a completed application form and payment of a $75 processing fee. Approval of certification applications are subject to review by the LAMSA officers and board of directors
Once certified, you will be required to earn 30 hours of continuing education over a three year period by attending future LAMSA conferences and must maintain active membership in LAMSA.
For additional information please contact:
Patsy Austin, LAMSA Coordinator
PO Box 613, St. Amant, LA 70774-0613 Phone: (225) 675-6359 or (225) 806-2899 Fax: (225)675-8205 Email: email@example.com